Summary: Having problems with the phone function of a "smart phone" doesn't bode well for the long term success of a phone. I should be able to hang up a call and then be able to call another person but the phone locks up and takes 90 seconds to make the call or it won't respond at all and I have to reset the phone. I don't care how many other things it can do. If it cannot function as a basic phone, it is useless. Stay away from this phone.
Pros: Very durable and easy to use. Screen is clear and reponsive to touch. The keyboard works very well considering my move over from a Blackberry.
Cons: Phone drops calls and takes 90 seconds after dial button is pushed to make calls. If you push it a second time within that 90 seconds, a second call is made thus turning your call into a conference call. The phone repeatedly locks up and needs to be
Overall opinion: stay away unless you like difficulty from your devices.
5 February 2013
Summary: Bought this phone as a transitional device from Blackberry to Android. Loved the layout of it; very similar to a Blackberry. The actual functionality of it left a lot to be desired. I find myself constantly powering it off and on, recharging it on a daily basis (with minimum usage), missing calls and text messages, sluggish response time, and overall unsatisfied with it's performance. If there was an up-to-date version of this particular model, I would jump on it.
Excerpt: Battery life is terrible: about 10 hours before battery dies without using GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or making any active calls. Touchscreen has lots of sensitivity issues. Managing emails is a total mess. Does not hold calls well in low reception areas. About the only plus is the camera is pretty good.
Pros: decent camera
Cons: Battery, Battery, Battery (yes it is that bad), Slow, Drops calls, Touchscreen has serious issues